Gina Marie Guadagnino's debut novel, The Parting Glass (Simon & Schuster, 2019) is a story that explores identity, social class, and sexuality in the Irish diaspora of New York in the 1830s.
Praise for The Parting Glass
“In this delectable debut, Guadagnino uses romance and thwarted desire to vividly recreate the class and ethnic conflicts of early-19th-century New York City. “ - Publisher’s Weekly
“Well-researched historical details lend authenticity to Guadagnino's captivating work, right down to the diction of the dialog. The limited opportunities afforded to women and immigrants by society colors this tale of passion and lies, which will appeal especially to fans of Sarah Waters.” - Library Journal
“As far as historical fiction goes, Guadagnino has delivered. She accurately captures the chaotic, violent setting of 1830s New York, carefully layering and contrasting the worlds of the upstairs/downstairs. It is an amalgamation of Gangs of New York meets Downton Abbey, with a lush sexiness that is balanced by the examinations of the heart.” - Cultured Vultures
“Read a thrilling book that throws caution to the wind to balance your month, like The Parting Glass (March 5, Atria Books) by Gina Marie Guadagnino. In this historical fiction novel, a wealthy young woman and her lady’s maid both lead secret lives. What happens when their secret lives crash together?” - Book Riot
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